David Tamkin

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David Tamkin (28 August 1906 – 21 June 1975) was an American composer of Jewish descent, born in Chernihiv, Ukraine. He devoted much of his professional career as an arranger, composer [uncredited] and orchestrator of film scores for Hollywood movies. He worked on more than 50 films between 1939 and 1970. His opera The Dybbuk premiered at New York City Opera in October, 1951. [1][2]


  1. ^ Levin, Neil W. "David Tamkin". Milken Archive of Jewish Music. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "Music: The Dybbuk". Time Magazine. October 15, 1951. Retrieved August 5, 2012. (subscription required)

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